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Economic Development News

Grand & Toy Officially Calls Vaughan Home, Uniting Its Head Office and Teams

VAUGHAN, ON, Oct. 2, 2017 /CNW/ – Grand & Toy, a B2B office products and service provider serving Canadian customers via a direct salesforce and advanced e-commerce platform, has moved its regional head office from Don Mills to Vaughan. An existing Grand & Toy facility, the office in Vaughan has undergone an extensive renovation in order to create an inviting and modern work environment. It will also serve as a visual extension of the brand and showcase Grand & Toy’s various office furniture solutions.

Full Article: www.newswire.ca

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The Regional Municipality of York Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

IEDC York Link AwardWASHINGTON, DC & YORK REGION (Sept. 19, 2017)- The Regional Municipality of York won a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for its YORK LINK campaign, a project in the category of Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Program of 3 Years or More of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 19, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held Sept. 17 – 20, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. “On behalf of the IEDC board of directors and Excellence in Economic Development Awards Advisory Committee, congratulations to the Regional Municipality of York. Not only did they work to provide a necessary service to their community; but also, their participation in the awards program sheds light on their stellar projects which other communities can now use as a benchmark.”  – Michael Langley, FM, CEO of GREATER MSP, Minneapolis–St. Paul, MN, and 2017 IEDC Board Chair

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Preliminary Work Set to Begin on the Yonge North Subway Extension Project into Richmond Hill

Subway Announcement in Richmond HillRichmond Hill, Ontario, June 16, 2017 — The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Markham—Stouffville, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Steven Del Duca, Ontario Minister of Transportation, and Wayne Emmerson, York Region Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, today announced more than $36 million in federal funding to support the planning and preliminary engineering of the proposed 7.4 km extension of the existing Yonge Subway line into York Region.

Full Article: www.canada.ca

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Ontario Supporting First University Campus In York Region

Ontario is investing in a new York University campus in Markham–the first university campus in York Region–that will expand postsecondary education opportunities for students and families and help equip students with the skills they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

Michael Chan, MPP for Markham–Unionville, was joined by Steven Del Duca, MPP for Vaughan, and Helena Jaczek, MPP for Oak Ridges–Markham to make the announcement today at the Markham PanAm Centre.

Full Article: news.ontario.ca

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All-Day GO Train Service Extended to Unionville on Stouffville Line

You’ll be able to get on the GO twice as much on the Stouffville line from now on. Riders getting on at the Unionville GO station will now have new GO train trips every hour in both directions to Union Station during the midday and evening periods, and there will be a new morning and late-evening weekday train going all the way to the Lincolnville GO station at the end of the Stouffville line.

Full Article: www.yorkregion.com

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